|I'd think that you do have some lpt but I doubt it would be lpt1. More likely a higher number.|
I'd try to connect it to an old parallel printer and try some old commands to put some data on it.
Could check it with a scope I guess too.
What is under ports?
There have been more than a few of those devices that either software or hardware are flakey. Get one that is labeled as a parallel port not a printer device maybe??
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